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Q: If an athlete's knee has been wrenched off-center towards his body's midline which ligament was damaged?
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A ruptured ligament is a ligament that has become damaged and split its outer layer. It may require treatment or, with care, it may be able to heal on its own.

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What is acl surgery?

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Why are ligaments so slow to heal after an injury?

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Why might a patient prefer to have a broken bone as opposed to a torn ligament or damaged cartilage?

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Describe the anterior longitudinal ligament often damaged when whiplash occurs?

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What ligament provides support against a varus or inversion sprain of the ankle?

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